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A branch of geology concerned with the structure of the crust of a planet (as earth) or moon and especially with the formation of folds and faults in it

Temperature profilers

Remote sensing devices that receives electromagnetic or acoustic waves transmitted through, emitted by, or reflected from the atmosphere in order to produce a vertical profile (a graph showing the variation of a meteorological event with height) of one or more atmospheric quantities such as temperature. Wind profilers are radars that are used to measure vertical profiles of the wind; also called wind profiler radar.


Belonging to the class of planets that are like the earth (as in density and silicate composition)


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